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Patara Fitzrovia Review – What We Thought

Patara have just opened their fifth London restaurant on Berners Street, a few doors down from Berners Tavern and The London EDITION so you know the type of customer it will attract, and that the standard will be high. To kick things off one wet Wednesday evening; a champagne and elderflower cocktail for me, a lychee martini for my guest and a bowl of spiced peanuts with flaked coconut to share. The restaurant was fairly quiet – but being mid-January, is no reflection on the restaurant itself, and it certainly wasn’t lacking in atmosphere. The menu was a little overwhelming so […]

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Paradise by Way of Kensal Green Review – What We Thought

When it comes to January, I’m firmly in the middle between those who are on a New Year New Me campaign and those who think  ‘I don’t really care, I need comfort in this bleak time.’ Mornings start with raw green juices, lunches are full of nourishing soups and protein filled salads, come the evening though when it’s dark and inevitably raining then all I want is comfort food. I want carbs, I want pudding and heck I’m going to eat it. And when the need for hearty, comforting dishes comes calling then Paradise by Way of Kensal Green’s dining […]

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Paradise by Way of Kensal Green Review – What We Thought

When it comes to January, I’m firmly in the middle between those who are on a New Year New Me campaign and those who think  ‘I don’t really care, I need comfort in this bleak time.’ Mornings start with raw green juices, lunches are full of nourishing soups and protein filled salads, come the evening though when it’s dark and inevitably raining then all I want is comfort food. I want carbs, I want pudding and heck I’m going to eat it. And when the need for hearty, comforting dishes comes calling then Paradise by Way of Kensal Green’s dining […]

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Redemption Bar review – what we thought

After we recently covered the opening of the second Redemption Bar, we were keen to get down and check it out for ourselves. It has the same ethos as its Notting Hill sister site, ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’, and remains alcohol free and vegan friendly except it is located in Shoreditch, not far from Old Street station. It is small in size and has a relaxed café kind of feel to it; perfect for a casual dinner with friends or a date without feeling like you have given up on all formality. I notice that only 2 men ever […]

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German Gymnasium Review – what we thought

When German Gymnasium opened in November we were beside ourselves with gleeful puns to make about how, when you told your friends you were going to the gym you really were – except unbeknown to them, this gym was stocked with pudding and cocktails, not weights and running machines. Well it turns out that German Gymnasium decided to stick true to their origins (which include hosting the first ever-indoor events for the 1866 Olympic Games) and have launched a series of heart pumping outdoor fitness classes with MW5 Fitness. The classes will take place on alternate Sundays and will feature a […]

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German Gymnasium Review – what we thought

When German Gymnasium opened in November we were beside ourselves with gleeful puns to make about how, when you told your friends you were going to the gym you really were – except unbeknown to them, this gym was stocked with pudding and cocktails, not weights and running machines. Well it turns out that German Gymnasium decided to stick true to their origins (which include hosting the first ever-indoor events for the 1866 Olympic Games) and have launched a series of heart pumping outdoor fitness classes with MW5 Fitness. The classes will take place on alternate Sundays and will feature a […]

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Workshop Coffee Review – What We Thought

It’s pretty much a given that any self-respecting artisanal coffee bar features a healthy dose of exposed brick, bearded baristas and Mac-tapping freelancers working away in the corner. Workshop Coffee is no different and on an abnormally quiet day in surrounding Clerkenwell, once we located the benches at the front of the cafe we stepped inside to the buzz of relaxed chatting and the coffee machine hard at work. A new lunch and dinner menu has recently been introduced but when presented with a brunch menu, who can resist? A measured decision led us to go for one sweet plate […]

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Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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Bo Drake Review – What We Thought

When it comes to fusion cooking, Scottish-Chinese chef Jan Lee at Bo Drake is certainly standing out from the crowd and making a big impression with his Korexican cuisine. His unique idea of fusing together East Asian cuisine with smoky BBQ cooking methods from Europe and America has got people talking, and more importantly eating. Think tapas, but with an Asian twist, then a Mexican twist, then back to an Asian. And it kind of seems to go around in that flavour cycle… Situated on Greek Street, every table has a flickering candle, with a choice of intimate dining at […]

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